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My 9 lb chihuahua got a full pill 50mg of tramadol by

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My 9 lb chihuahua got a full pill 50mg of tramadol by mistake
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: My daughter a vet student said to try to give him 8ml hydrogen peroxide to try to induce vomiting have done 1 dose so far nothing
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: He ate a 50 mh pill of tramadol instead of 1/4 tablet
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Louie 5 yrs 9 pound chi had a leg abscess drained this afternoon
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Louie?
Customer: I just need to know if dog doesn't vomit is a 4x overdose of tramadol going to kill him what else can I do take him vomit
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

The new dosing guidelines for tramadol are 2-5 mg/lb or up to 45 mg for your 9 lb Chihuahua. 50 mg isn't an egregious overdose but is likely to cause sedation and lethargy for up to 12 hours. Potentially, it could cause a variety of adverse effects associated with its pharmacologic actions including agitation, anxiety, tremor, dizziness and inappetence, vomiting, constipation to diarrhea. Be that as it may, I wouldn't induce further emesis; instead, I would allow this drug to clear naturally. It's half-life is only ~2 hours.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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